Alright, I wasn’t sure where exactly to post this but hopefully I can get some advice here. This is not a debilitating problem I have but it is something that I believe holds me back in my training.
First, some brief info. I have spondy at L5/S1 in which my vertebrae is slipped about 50%. This causes me to be in a large amount of anterior tilt in the hips. I also have a herniated disc in L4/L5 but I don’t believe it has anything to do with my problem.
So here’s my problem. Anytime I do certain exercises such as any variation of the deadlift, front squatting, one legged squats, and sometimes leg press and lunges I end up getting a super tight and fatigued lower back. So much in that I have to terminate sets way before I need to. I had the snatch grip deadlift in my routine once and I liked it but my back just couldn’t handle it.
Now I know my back isn’t weak. In fact I have a decent amount of lower back hypertrophy because it appears to be overworked.
I’ve tried foam rolling, stretching my hip flexors, glute activation (although probably not as dedicated as I needed to be on it) as well as really concentrating on keeping a neutral back. The pain just seems to be there no matter what. In fact my lower back still feels pretty tender from only the 4 sets of deadlifts I did on Saturday.
Anyone else in the same boat that might have some tips? I have been working through the pain as best as possible but I don’t want to do any long-term damage.
I would appreciate any advice.